Worcester and Birmingham Canal Milepost - Five Ways, Birmingham, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm
N 52° 28.293 W 001° 54.730
30U E 573891 N 5814043
Quick Description: A canal side milepost located near Bridge 86 on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Five Ways.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/1/2019 1:52:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM111ZW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 5

Long Description:
This canal side milepost located on the tow path of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal near Islington Row Middleway Bridge 86 at Five Ways.

The cast-iron milepost is one of a series of numbered markers placed along this canal to provide reference points along the route to indicate either distance travelled or the remaining distance to a destination. This one gives the distances to local destinations in metric measurements and is a replacement as part of a local walking trail initiative.

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Worcester and Birmingham. It starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn and climbs 428 feet (130 m) to its end in the Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. It is 29 miles (47 km) long and has 58 locks, including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe.

The canal was surveyed by Josiah Clowes and John Snape and construction of a barge-width (14 ft) canal began in 1792 from the Birmingham end, but progressed slowly. Its engineers changed often, and included Thomas Cartwright, John Woodhouse and William Crosley. The final 16 miles (26 km) were opened in December 1815.

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Condition: Distressed

Material: Metal

Inscription:
Left Side 1.3KM THE VALE 3.0KM UNIVERSITY 3.4KM SELLY OAK Right side BATH ROW 140KM GAS STREET 890M CONVENTION CENTRE 1.2KM


Name of road: Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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